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New Mexico Land Conservancy

Helping people conserve the places they love.


Conservation easements protect:


Helping ensure that our watersheds remain whole and healthy – filtering and replenishing – and that precious, life-giving rivers, streams and other water flows are protected.


Helping protect the natural resources that wildlife depend on: water, habitat, and open space for their migratory corridors and flyways. After all, wildlife – and nature, in general – doesn’t recognize property lines!

Working Lands    

Helping ranchers and farmers keep their properties whole and their heritage preserved, providing food and protecting New Mexico’s open space for public benefit.

Our Vision: One Million Acres Conserved!

Goal: 1,000,000 acres by 2030!

672,953 total acres conserved!

Land Conservation protects water, too!

Land conservation can play a critical role in ensuring that our watersheds remain whole and healthy. New Mexico Land Conservancy efforts  have led to:

Conservation of:

of seasonal and perennial waterways

.. . . and an additional:

acres of wetlands
Total acres as of December 31, 2022



Conserving land. Preserving heritage.

Our goal is to preserve New Mexico’s unique and diverse land heritage for conservation purposes and the benefit of local communities, the public, and future generations.

For Love of the Land

Latest News

NMLC is seeking a Communications & Development Manager

Join our Team! NMLC is seeking a Communications & Development Manager. Apply by May 1, 2023.

NMLC is seeking a Northern New Mexico Project Manager

NMLC is seeking a qualified Northern New Mexico Project Manager. Apply by May 1, 2023.

NMLC Board of Directors announces changes in leadership in 2023.

After nearly 19 years of service to the organization, Scott Wilber has announced that he will step down as NMLC’s Executive Director at the end of March 2023.

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